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“Has lost its charm”
Review of Shishawi

Shishawi
Ranked #16,848 of 23,015 Restaurants in London
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Marylebone
london
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Has lost its charm”
Reviewed December 11, 2011

Went there for evening meal with the other half. I haven't been there in a while but overall the place looks pretty much the same. The interior is ok, though the ceiling is fantastic. On to the food- it's pretty pricey with a grill meal costing around £9 on average though your paying a central London premium. I had a mixed grill - the lamb shish was
Nicely cooked, the chicken shish was great overall a decent dish. My wife ordered a Greek musaka which was reasonably priced and came with choice of side dish - however when presented it looked more like a mince and aburgine casserole - we enquired about it but they insisted that, that's how it was served. Though on previous occasions a normal layered musaka was served... They offered to change it or cancel but we went ahead and had it anyway. It tasted ok but with no cheese, something was missing. We complimented it with a bottle of
Moussy - non-alcoholic malt drink - which I love - so it wasn't all bad !  The food is halal and they also serve outdoor shisha. Noticed there wasn't any heating outside so it would have been freezing.

  • Visited December 2011
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English first
london
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“DO NOT GO UNTIL YOU READ THIS!!”
Reviewed September 12, 2010

I have been to many restaurants on Edgware Road and can honestly say this is the worst I have been by far. Firstly, the service was terrible, after waiting an hour for our food the waiter got our order completely wrong. We complained to the manager and he refused to believe the waiter got the order wrong and so we ended up overpaying by £75.

In addition to that the restaurant was filthy, the decor was cheap and everything just looked very tacky, the toilets were so disgusting that we preferred to use the McDonalds ones across the road. I would hate to think what the kitchen must be like! There are plenty of options on Edgware Road so strongly advise avoiding this one.

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“Food is overpriced and not all that. The chips and vege spring rolls are ok (if you're very very hungry).”
Reviewed February 29, 2008

Food is overpriced and not all that. The chips and vege spring rolls are ok (if you're very very hungry).

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“Used to like it before they overpriced the shisha, made it taste of coal using probably the cheapest dry tobacco and...”
Reviewed February 29, 2008

Used to like it before they overpriced the shisha, made it taste of coal using probably the cheapest dry tobacco and the only good food there that's actually hot is french fries with nice garlic mayo.... ruined it....

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